Best Logistics Group Acquires Carpet Distribution Firm

Best Logistics Group has purchased C&S Carpet Distribution, a carrier based in Dalton, Georgia, that provides consolidation and delivery services for manufacturers of carpet and floor coverings located in Northwest Georgia.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Roy Cox, president of Best Logistics Group, said C&S will continue to operate as a separate business unit with local management remaining in place and a fleet of 45 tractors and 130 trailers.

Owner Pete Bethea, who founded C&S in 1989, is expected to retire from the business following a transition period, Cox said.

Cox said the C&S business is profitable and generates annual revenue of about $11 million.

“Pete and his team have built an outstanding business serving the carpet and flooring industry in Dalton. We see the culture of C&S aligning perfectly with ours at Best Logistics Group,” Cox said in a statement Jan. 4.

In a telephone interview with Transport Topics, Cox said he expects to grow the carpet hauling business by offering shippers more transportation options.

“We have a group of niche companies that operate in specialized markets,” Cox explained. “We see an  opportunity with the current customer base to bring more resources and services and give them more options.”

The Best Logistics Group offers a range of asset-based trucking services, including regional dry van truckload, heavy haul and dedicated fleet management, plus warehousing and distribution, freight brokerage and forwarding services. In October 2015, Best acquired Bradco Transportation, a freight brokerage firm based in Mebane, North Carolina.

A little more than half of Best’s total revenue of $105 million comes from asset-based trucking operations and, excluding the C&S fleet, operates about 300 tractors and 900 trailers, Cox said.